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9/22/2014 12:58:25 PM
A major sinkhole that developed in the village of Fredonia over the summer will soon get some attention from DPW crews.  Fredonia Mayor Steve Keefe says work will get underway soon on the major project near Hamlet Street in the village of Fredonia.  Keefe, who was a guest on WDOE's Viewpoint program, says an important part had to be fabricated. [audio:Keefeworkwillbeginsoon.mp3]Repairs ...read more
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2014-09-22 01:22
A Jamestown woman has been accused of animal cruelty for allegedly causing serious injury to a kitten last night on North Main Street.   Jamestown Police responded to the call at 916 North Main Street around 7 pm and were told the tenant in one apartment allegedly grabbed another person's kitten and violently threw it to the ground.  The animal was seriously hurt and sent to a veter...read more
2014-09-22 01:05
Legislation introduced by area Congressman Tom Reed that would strengthen and improve access to hospice services across the nation has been included in a bill that is heading for the President's desk.  Reed says language from the Hospice Act has been included the Impact Act, which has cleared both the House and Senate. [audio:reedhospiceactlanguageincluded.mp3]Reed-Language from Hospice Act ...read more
2014-09-22 12:46
State Police in Fredonia picked up a 23-year-old Fredonia woman on a criminal warrant while conducting a roadcheck on Route 5 in the town of Dunkirk on Saturday.  Troopers say a warrant check revealed that Christin Tibbetts was wanted by the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office for aggravated unlicensed operation in the 3rd degree.  They transported Tibbetts to the Sheriff's substation in ...read more
2014-09-22 07:56
Governor Andrew Cuomo has designated this week, September 22nd through 28th as Climate Week.  After a number of major storms and weather events, Cuomo says New York has been among the first states to proactively research and implement climate initiatives such as clean energy technology and storm resiliency improvements.  Administration officials will participate in a number of events thr...read more
2014-09-22 07:51
Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan will be presenting his first tentative budget as county executive when the County Legislature meets in Mayville on Wednesday evening.  Earlier this month, Horrigan indicated that he was putting together a spending plan that would help build the county's economy. [audio:horrigangottogrowcounty.mp3]Horrigan-Got to grow county[/audio]Horrigan says the ...read more
2014-09-22 06:42
A 40-year-old Mayville woman is facing charges including attempted arson following an incident Saturday evening on South Erie Street in Mayville.  Chautauqua County Sheriff's Deputies say that Brenda Harper allegedly attempted to light a multiple unit apartment house on fire while occupants were inside.  Harper was taken into custody and charged with attempted arson in the second degree ...read more
2014-09-21 05:48
The Buffalo Bills struggled offensively Sunday in a 22-10 loss to the San Diego Chargers at Ralph Wilson Stadium.  The Bills were held to under 300 yards of offense and their only touchdown of the game came in the third quarter.  Head coach Doug Marrone says he's disappointed, but it's a long season. [audio:marronelongseason.mp3]Marrone-It's a long season[/audio]The 2-1 Bills go on the ...read more
2014-09-21 10:31
One of the men charged in last month's murder of a Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra violinist is found to have an extensive criminal record, and that includes a prison sentence he served in connection with another murder two decades ago.  According to a report in the Buffalo News, 43-year-old Jonathan Conklin admitted to helping orchestrate an attack against his roommate in a rooming house ...read more
2014-09-20 01:01
As County Executive Vince Horrigan develops his 2015 county budget, County Sheriff Joe Gerace is defending his proposed spending plan that calls for a just over 4% increase. Gerace, who addressed the legislature's Public Safety Committee this week, says the biggest increases are being seen in employee union contracts... [audio:geracebud1.mp3]Joe Gerace: employee union contracts[/audio] Gerace ad...read more
2014-09-20 11:16
Flames destroyed a farm Friday afternoon in Sheridan. Firefighters from Sheridan, East Dunkirk, Silver Creek, and Forestville were called to Harvest Hollow on Route 20 around 2:00 PM. According to East Dunkirk fire crews, the blaze was accidental in nature, caused by a pressure washer, which accidentally knocked into the haystacks. The farm has been deemed a total loss. Photo by the Dunkirk Obser...read more
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